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University of Leeds statement: Vice-chancellor's salary

The Vice-Chancellor (and the University's senior executive team) have not taken a pay rise in the last two years.

The University of Leeds is the second-largest university in the UK and is a growing and complex organisation with more than 7,600 staff and a turnover of more than £500m. The Vice-Chancellor's salary is agreed by a committee of the governing body made up of external (lay) members. The committee takes account of a range of factors, including performance and data on vice-chancellors' salaries elsewhere, particularly in our peer group of large research-intensive universities.

Attracting and retaining talented staff is critical to the University's future. From August 1 2010 the lowest full-time salary at the University is a minimum of £13,676. The Vice-Chancellor's current salary of £260,000 is comfortably within the range recommended by the Hutton Review.

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Please contact the University of Leeds Press Office on +44 (0)113 343 4031 or email

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